Emanuelson will be part of Residency Caribbean Linked V

We are pleased to announce that the regional residency Caribbean Linked V will be taking place at Ateliers ’89 in Oranjestad, Aruba from August 6 through 28, 2018!

Thanks to generous support from this year’s core sponsors BankGiro Loterij Fonds, Mondriaan Fonds, The Tourism Product Enhancement Fund (TPEF), Unoca Aruba and Aruba Bank N.V., as well as number of local sponsors in Aruba, creatives from around the French, Spanish, English and Dutch Caribbean will convene to produce work and present a closing showcase during this three week period.

Residents this year include Irvin Aguilar (Mexico/Aruba), Franz Caba(Dominican Republic), Kriston Chen (Trinidad & Tobago), Sharelly Emanuelson (Curaçao), Gwladys Gambie (Martinique), Adam Patterson (Barbados), Velvet Zoé Ramos (Aruba), Averia Wright(The Bahamas) and Raily Stiven Yance (Venezuela). The writer in residence will be art historian and independent curator Marina Reyes Franco (Puerto Rico).

This year’s specially invited curators will be Alex Martínez Suárez, independent curator and general coordinator and museographer at the Museo Fernando Peña Defilló in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Miguel López, co-director and chief curator of TEOR/éTica in San José, Costa Rica.

Read more here!

 Doh Mix Meh up will be part of the Mammon exhibition in Croatia.

Artists: Ewan Atkinson, Gildo Bavchevicz, La Vaughn Belle, Christopher Cozier & Darko Škrobonja, Tanja Deman, Maksaens Denis, Sharelly Emanuelson , Petar Grimani, Tirzo Martha, Toni Mestrovic, Jorge Pineda,Ivica Jakšić Puko, and Boris Situm. Curated by Branko Franceschi & Sasha Dees

Mammon presents together works by artists from the Caribbean and Splitsko-Dalmatinska County of Croatia, in order to outline the social and economic context of geographically distant but equally beautiful regions of the globe, sharing similar grip of the tourism as prevailing industry threatening their delicate social fabric and environment. However, as Croatia is compact, white, Catholic country, the Caribbean -also predominantly Catholic- is a universe of diversity regarding race and social constitution. Artists from both regions use the versatile language of contemporary art, ranging from wall drawings to street performances, to reflect upon their respective realities shaped by the ever-growing pressure of the liberal capitalist economy. Art as the last available realm of free individual thinking and creativity proves to be a binding platform for people around the globe.

…Entering the 21st Century, Croatia and the Caribbean region are steadily growing into Capitalist Societies still taking its cues from the United States and Europe. In the pursuit of a market economy, state-owned companies and available resources are quickly being privatized, sold, resold and commercialized. …. (Sasha Dees, from the introductory essay)

…Similar to the works of their Caribbean colleagues, the artworks by artists of my selection reflect the bitter-sweet reality that surrounds them. However, the cultivated eye will notice that even when they are at their most critical, their work betrays an awareness of and affection for the beauty of the habitat designated to them by birth.. (Branko Franceschi, from the introductory essay)

Galerija Umjetnina Split / Museum of Fine Arts Split
Kralja Tomislava 15
21000, Split
Open: 10AM – 6PM (till 2PM on Sunday)
closed: Mondays

Doh Mix Meh up at event “Islas Inutiles” by Bar None

We of Bar None love Bubbling. It has been finding recognition internationally the last couple of years, but locally some stereotypes from the 90s still loom over it. For Bubbling to be recognized and understood as a viable form of music, like Gabber, we feel it should be presented within the Dutch Caribbean culture that produced it.

After the Spanish “discovered” the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao they dubbed the islands “Islas Inutiles”, or Useless Islands in English. Even after more than 500 years, this colonial term is still felt. The Dutch Caribbean, including Saba, St. Eustatius (Statia), St. Maarten (SXM) and their Diaspora are clumped together even though they differ culturally from each other. And even though colonialism is formally over, the culturally mis- and underrepresentation of these members of the Dutch Kingdom has left the term “Islas Inutiles” as a whole still ringing true.

For this reason, Bar None presents “Islas Inutiles”: a Dutch Caribbean exploration. With this event we aim to portray some of the various facets of Dutch Caribbean creativity, with Bubbling, Carnival, Contemporary art and Cinematography. The theme to which the art is curated, is the intimate portrayal of Dutch Caribbean identity. We’ve invited Dutch Caribbean artists Natusha Croes and Gilleam Trapenberg as both artists and curators to help present this theme.

Bubbling Area
DJ Moortje
False Witness
Yon Eta

Carnival Area
Jus Now (DJ Set)
D’ Soca Lyon
DJ Leeuwmaai

The opening of “Islas Inutiles” takes place in the Cinema of the Dam’dwith a showcase of The One Minutes Series Islas Inutiles: seven intimate portrayals of Dutch Caribbean identity. A talk between DJ Moortje and False Witness on the origin of Bubbling and its’ influences. And a talk with Randy Telg of Bubbling TV on the history of the dance-style and a performance by the Bubbling tv 2.0 dancers. Afterwards all video artworks, including The One Minutes Series, will be played on a loop till 01:00.

Dutch Caribbean Artist
Najandra Caldera, Roxette Capriles, Natusha Croes, Melissa Domacassée, Sharelly Emanuelson, Mirzah Manga, Rachel Moron, Kevin Osepa, Chelsea Peterson, Brett Russel. Lisandro Suriel, Gilleam Trapenberg, Nene Wilson.
Also showing work of Pink Pony Express

Tickets: €12.50 after 23h, €8 before (doorsale only, CASH only)
Free for Subbacultcha! members before 23h
This event is proudly sponsored by the AFK.

Why The Audiovisual?

During her upbringing in Curaçao and Aruba it was mostly foreign commercial media representations from the U.S., Europe & Latin America that were presented through television Cinema and other media channels. This still being the case today, it led to Emanuelson’s urgency, motivation and desire to engage with film as a medium to communicate Caribbean local narratives and experiences. Continue reading “Why The Audiovisual?”